Laurel SEL Initiatives
A facet of Laurel School’s Social-Emotional Learning includes our school-wide character education program, The Life Skills Program. This program focuses on the following ten Life Skills: Perseverance, Compassion, Cooperation, Gratitude, Self-Awareness, Flexibility, Integrity, Problem-Solving, Personal Best, and Courage.
Another facet of Laurel's SEL work is the implementation of the RULER program. RULER is an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning (SEL) developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. RULER supports entire school communities in:
- Understanding the value of emotions
- Building the skills of emotional intelligence
- Creating and maintaining positive school climates